The 37-year-old musician is this year's most-nominated female artist at the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards and took the show's stage for the very first time to perform "The Joke."
Carlile played acoustic guitar and utilized her booming voice with the help of a backing band to offer an absolutely chilling rendition of the song.
Carlile was nominated for six GRAMMYs in total this year: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Best American Roots Performance, Best American Roots Song and Best Americana Album for her full-length, By The Way, I Forgive You, and the single "The Joke," respectively. Carlile was announced during the pre-show as the winner of three of those, Best American Roots Song, American Roots Performance and Americana Album.
Earlier in the day, Carlile hit the red carpet with wife Catherine Shepherd, where she opened up to ET about being a GRAMMY winner for the first time, and what that says about the world right now.
"I was crying. We've never won a GRAMMY Award, we just won three," she told Apple Music's Zane Lowe. "It says a lot about the state that our nation is in right now. It says a lot about the willingness to accept a message of forgiveness in political severity."